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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 20.0% and is now 16.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Alabama 2.8% -0.1 -0.8
Gadsden 3.2% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 8,274. There are now 7,017 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,257 -22 -473

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.2% 1,257
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.2% 1,279
February
2022
3.8% 3.0% 3.4% 1,339
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 3.6% 1,390
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 3.7% 1,438
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.7% 1,432
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.7% 1,438
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.8% 1,494
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 4.1% 1,577
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 4.3% 1,665
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 4.4% 1,725

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.